Monday, July 12, 2010

Dog gone…

We left Saturday for the Texas blog party in South Texas, and came back Sunday night. 

The whole family ended up coming with me, rather than me travelling alone.  We were only going to be gone for over 24 hours, and the weather has been decent lately, so we decided to leave the dog in the backyard with his bed, and lots of food and water.  Lucky for us, Tucker self feeds very well.

When we got home last night, he was gone. 

He dug out of the yard, and is no where in sight. 

He’s done this before, and usually just hangs around the house, until we get home.  Not this time.

I’m ridiculously depressed about it and fear the worst.  He has a nice collar with his name and our phone number on a tag, and he is chipped.  If someone found him, they would’ve called by now. 

That leaves me to think that he was hit (again) and is dead, or, someone found him, and has no intention of returning him to us, and is keeping him as their own. 

Ugh…I’m pissed at myself for leaving him. 

And I’m sad.

So are the kids. 

I just found a note in Jack’s room that said, “I love you, Tucker.”  He’s been the most upset, since I told them. 

16 comments:

Meghan Cooper said...

Oh how sad! I'm so sorry, I'm sending happy thoughts that he comes home safely, he must have gotten hungry and lonely and wet for a stroll. My dog gets out every day but he runs strait for the surrounding doggie neighbors to play.

This Daddy said...

Damn Nikki, maybe he will come back, maybe a neighbor found him. If he ahs done this before then he know where to come home to

MannMom3 said...

Oh no!!!!!

I'll keep my fingers crossed he comes back..not a very fun thing to come home to..:-(

Erin said...

Oh thats so sad! I hope he comes back soon!

Kimmy said...

OH NO!!! NIKKI!!!! I am so so sorry!!! I know how our pets are part of the family and know how you feel as this has happened to me too. Not with Ozzy though. I really hope someone found him and is going to do the right thing.
*hugs to you and your family*

Margaret said...

I am so sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know what I would do if my girls went missing.

Kaolinmommy said...

oh no. I'm sorry! I know how worried I would be. Don't give up and keep us posted.

S.I.F. said...

Oh no Nikki! I'm so sorry! That is awful!! I hope Tucker will show up, I really really do...

And your poor kiddos. I'm so sorry!

theagnosticswife said...

I'm so sorry about your doggie. They really do become part of the family. I hope he was just rebelling a little and will find his way home soon.

Melinda said...

I hope you find him alive and well!

Bridget said...

I'm so sorry. Hope you find Tucker, soon.

Samantha said...

Our Golden Ret. ran off due to a thunderstorm, and was so upset that she couldn't figure out how to get home--we lived way out in the woods. She was on a neighbor's porch and he came home from vacation after a week and called us up right away. She was hungry, but alive. Hope your Tucker is brought home safe and sound just like our Chelsea was....

Deb said...

I'm so sorry! Don't lose hope, he may very well be safe and returned soon!

heidi said...

Oh NO!!!! :-( I'm sorry Nikki and family! I hope he wanders home a-ok and worn out from an adventure, soon.

Nikki B. said...

thanks everyone!! i appreciate the encouragement. i'm trying to hold out a little hope, but, it's starting to sink in that he's really gone!

fucking sucks!!!

Just CK said...

Nikki,
I heard from Deb that your doxie was gone. I'm so sorry. I have a long haired mini - and can imagine your heart is broken.

Hugs to you and your family.